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NCFM Today Podcast

Please find a list of the most current podcasts from the NCAFP

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 6 - June 12, 2021

This month's episode focuses on the importance of mentoring future healthcare professionals.  We talk to two current residents (Dr. Wes Roten and Dr. Kyle Melvin) to learn about how mentors impacted their decision to go into medicine and specifically family medicine.  We also talk to NCAFP President Dr. Jessica Triche on why she thinks it is so important to teach and mentor medical students and how that has actually helped her in practice.  Finally, we provide a few updates from the NCAFP.  

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 5 - May 8, 2021

This month on NCFM Today, we discuss the precipitous drop in immunization rates during the coronavirus pandemic and the need to catch up on missed vaccines as patients return to their primary care physician or other clinician.  Dr. Leonard Friedland, a pediatrician and Vice President and Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health at GSK, shares statistics about the drop in immunizations, what the impact of missing immunizations for preventable diseases could be, and how we can work to ensure patients across all life stages catch up on missed vaccines as we move forward.  Dr. Friedland reminds us of how many preventable diseases we no longer see because of immunizations and the importance of making sure patients receive their COVID-19 vaccine and other recommended immunizations.

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 4 - April 9, 2021

In this episode of NCFM Today, Dr. Karen Smith, a former president of the NCAFP talks about her involvement in Diabetes Free NC and how she screens patients and refers them to one of our state's Diabetes Prevention Programs.  In addition, Franklin Walker, Vice President of Rural Health Innovations for the NC Medical Society, talks about how physicians can get involved in Diabetes Free NC. You can learn more about efforts to prevent Pre-DIabetes in NC at ReversePrediabetesNC.org.   Finally, we provide brief updates on efforts to advocate for dedicated teaching time and payment for our state's community preceptors and the role of family physicians in COVID-19 vaccine efforts, particularly combating vaccine hesitancy.

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 3 - March 16, 2021

In this episode of NCFM Today, Ryan Paulus, DO, a second-year family medicine resident at UNC, discusses continuity of care in family medicine and the scope of family medicine, and why that drew him to this career.  In addition, Hannah Smith, a fourth-year medical student at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, talks about why she chose family medicine as her specialty and discusses what sparked her love affair with family medicine.  Finally, we provide a few brief updates on what's going on in NC impacting family medicine this month.

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 2 - February 15, 2021

In the February 2021 episode of NCFM Today, learn about the role of the Advanced Medical Home as North Carolina transitions its Medicaid Program to Managed Care.  Carol Stanley, Medicaid Transformation Manager for the NC AHEC Practice Support Team, and Nicole Cannady, Practice Support Coordinator and Quality Improvement Coach for the Southeastern AHEC in Wilmington, discuss tools that NC AHEC has available to help primary care practices achieve Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Status, the differences between a Tier 2 and a Tier 3 AMH, and what family medicine and other primary care practices should be doing now to prepare for Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina.  The two also discuss significant financial incentives for practices who are achieve AMH Tier-3 status early, and how those incentives can impact your practice.  Any primary care practice currently taking Medicaid should listen to this important update.

NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 1 - January 9, 2021

In this edition of NC Family Medicine Today, we speak to Dr. Alexa Mieses-Malchuk, a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina about why all North Carolinians should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, especially historically marginalized populations.  She also discusses her advocacy role in family medicine and how she was recently interviewed for Oprah Magazine.

In addition, Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer for NC Medicaid, joins us to discuss the state's efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. She tells family medicine practices how they can begin preparing to vaccinate their patients now, even though supply and distribution points are limited at this time.  However, she talks about how family physicians will be crucial as further vaccine becomes available, and how they can work with their patients now to address vaccine hesitancy.

NCFM Today - Episode 9 - December 11, 2020

Meet the new president of the NC Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Jessica Triche, who practices at Vidant Chocowinity Family Medicine and lives in Bath, NC.  Dr. Triche discusses three lessons she has learned from her mentors and why mentoring is so important in developing the future healthcare workforce.  Dr. Triche also discusses her own journey into leadership positions in medicine.

NCFM Today - Episode 8 - November 11, 2020

In this episode of NC Family Medicine Today, Dr. Tom Wroth, President and CEO of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), discusses the future of family medicine and primary care in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina, the move to value-based healthcare and the results of the recent election.  He discusses how CCNC specifically and primary care practices in general have pivoted to deal with all the changes 2020 has thrown at the practice of medicine.

NCFM Today - Episode 7 - October 10, 2020

This month's edition of NCFM Today features an interview with Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer for North Carolina Medicaid.  Dr. Dowler talks about her leadership journey, how COVID-19 impacted her role at Medicaid, and the key differences between activism and advocacy. She also offers advice on how young physicians can begin their advocacy journey

NCFM Today - Episode 6 - September 14, 2020

Dr. Mary Hall, Senior Vice President of Medical Education and Chief Academic Officer at Atrium Health in Charlotte, discusses her leadership journey in family medicine both at Atrium and through the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  Dr. Hall also discusses developing future leaders and the healthcare workforce of the future.  

NCFM Today - Episode 5 - August 14, 2020

NCAFP Past President Dr. Tamieka Howell answers the question: what do family medicine, mentoring, social jsustice, boxing and advocacy have in common in this informative 13 minute discussion of her career and what she wants to impart to future family physician leaders.  

NCFM Today - Episode 4 - July 9, 2020

NCAFP President Dr. David A. Rinehart discusses what it has been like to be a frontline family physician during a pandemic and discusses how the NCAFP has pivoted to better serve its members during these unprecedented times.

NCFM Today - Episode 3 - May 24, 2020

NCAFP Board Member Dr. Shauna Guthrie discusses the intersection of primary care and public health in the time of COVID-19, as well as what brought her to North Carolina.

Town Talk on WIZS Radio

NCAFP EVP Greg Griggs was interviewed by John Charles Rose for "Town Talk" a public affairs program of WIZS in Henderson, NC.  You can listen to the entire interview discussing the impact of COVID-19 on physicians and patients alike.

NCFM Today - Episode 2 - March 23, 2020

NCAFP EVP & CEO discusses the latest from the organization around COVID-19 and more.

NCFM Today - Episode 1 - March 16, 2020

NCAFP EVP & CEO Greg Griggs and NCAVP COO Brent Hazelett discuss the NCAFP’s initial reactions and activities around the coronavirus.